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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment near Waterford

Smarmore Castle is a residential rehab clinic that provides treatment for alcohol, drug and behavioural addictions, including gambling. We are located in County Louth, Ireland, just a 2.5-hour drive from Waterford.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Waterford, Ireland

Alcohol Problems Waterford

In 2011, Waterford was one of the counties in Ireland with the highest rates of alcohol consumption, along with Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny. This is reflected in the high number of patients admitted to treatment services for problem alcohol use in Waterford, in 2012, compared to other Irish counties.

The average Irish person consumed the equivalent of 46 litres of vodka in 2015. The volume of alcohol consumed in Ireland nearly trebled between 1960 and 2001. Over-consumption of alcohol has tragic results, with the number of cases of alcohol-related cancers in women predicted to double by 2020.

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Drug Abuse Waterford

Drug use rates in Ireland are also higher than other countries in Europe. The number of deaths attributed to drug use among adults aged 15-64 was 71.1 deaths per million in Ireland in 2013, which is greater than three times the European average of 19.2 deaths per million. The South East region of Ireland, including Waterford, had the highest number of problem drug users treated between 2005-2010 compared to the rest of Ireland.

Gambling Problems Ireland

The Irish Medical Association estimates that 1% of the Irish adult population experiences gambling addiction problems.

Residential Rehab Treatment Clinic, near Waterford

At Smarmore Castle, our mission is to provide the highest quality and most effective treatment for our patients and those suffering from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in Waterford. We receive patients from Dublin, Waterford, wider Ireland, the UK, EU and the rest of the world. We offer many different options for referral and admission.

Admissions for Patients from Waterford and the Rest of Ireland

Patients from Waterford and the rest of the Republic of Ireland can access detox and addiction rehab treatment at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in the following ways:

Contact us for more information on our admissions process.

Addiction Treatment Programme

We provide an intensive, 12-step-based rehab treatment programme. This addiction treatment model has been developed over 30 years by a world-renowned team of doctors and psychologists, and includes:

Our residential rehabilitation treatment programme is based on the clinically proven rehab treatment model pioneered by Castle Craig, our partner establishment in Scotland. At Smarmore Castle, our expert team of therapists, nurses and doctors are led by a highly-experienced Consultant Psychiatrist.

Our Location, 2.5 hours from Waterford

Smarmore Castle is situated just 2.5 hours from Waterford, in a stunning, countryside location in County Louth. Patients will find both comfort and privacy in a renovated 14th-century castle, housing excellent facilities including a leisure centre, gym and swimming pool. It is set within 15 acres of scenic landscape, which patients are able to explore in their leisure time.

Get in touch today

To find out how we can help you, please telephone Smarmore Castle on our 24-Hour Helpline: 041 214 5111 or click here to arrange a free addiction assessment. You’re almost there.


Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous

We recommend you begin your journey to abstinence by seeking self-help through attending peer support groups in Waterford. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are organised across Ireland, in Dublin, Cork, Tipperary, Limmerick, Galway, among others. They provide an invaluable network of support for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Waterford, Ireland. They help people from Waterford to achieve sobriety through a 12-step programme.

Contact Our Team for Advice

The team at Smarmore Castle is always available to answer questions about our rehab treatment programmeadmissions, or funding. If you are from Waterford and are thinking of entering rehab or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone who is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction in Waterford, please contact us now for advice.

Last updated & clinically assessed 23 March, 2022